Education required to ensure success in this position: Bachelor’s degree in Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Human Development, or related field, required Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, preferred
Experience required to ensure success in this position: 2+ years’ experience in supporting, educating, training, and working with diverse audiences 2+ years’ experience in management and support of student housing 3+ years’ experience in Residence Life or relevant professional experience 2+ years’ experience in problem solving and conflict resolution Adaptable to change and willingness to assume various roles as needed
Special skills, knowledge and abilities: Ability to use software systems to manage facilities work orders, room assignments, etc. Experience in project management Superior analytical skills are required Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills Ability to multi-task, including being able to manage multiple projects with different scopes and timelines Experience with administrative, time keeping, and organizational systems desired especially the Banner system Must be able to withstand the pressures of meeting strict deadlines Must be capable of maintaining positive relationships with a diverse student, faculty and staff workforce
License, certification, or registration necessary: Valid Driver’s License
Physical requirements: Must have excellent visual acuity to read computer screen data Must be physically able to sit for extended periods of time
Environmental conditions: Office Environment
Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment: Standard office equipment
Brief summary of this position:
The Assistant Director for Student Housing assists the Associate Dean of Student Life with the overall administration of the residential program through functional assignments in housing operations and residential education. Rotating functional assignments include housing administrative operations, residential community engagement, co-curricular programming, and student/staff development. The individual in this role will also collaborate with various campus partners. The Assistant Director is a member of the Student Life leadership team and interacts with administrators of the Student Life division.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Regular and predictable attendance is essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Serve as the Student Life Liaison to Facilities Management (Maintain the residence hall by promptly and accurately preparing all necessary reports, records, and requests. Refer any unsatisfactory maintenance, custodial, or health conditions as appropriate). Manage the integration, maintenance, and continued improvement of housing systems, i.e. RMS Mercury. Assist in supervising and training Area Coordinators and student support personnel. Supervise and perform the administrative responsibilities for residence halls, including openings and closings, staffing the housing office at designated hours each day. Maintaining accountability for funds allocated by the Associate Dean for hall programming, staff appreciation, student labor, and office supplies. Create an academic environment conductive to living-learning and scholarly pursuits (such as faculty interaction and student success programming.) Serve as a member of the Student Life Judicial team. Maintain all required housing records in cooperation with campus partners (Office of Disability & Accessibility Services, Admissions, Academic Services, etc.). Maintain and regularly update the Residential Living Guide. Serve as the advisor to the Board of Residents and assist in the development of house councils. Assist in the development of residential curriculum, manuals, educational materials, training programs, and procedures for hall staff. In support of Berea College’s great commitments this position requires student supervision. The fourth great commitment is to promote learning and serving in community through the student labor program, honoring the dignity and utility of all work, mental and manual, and taking pride in work well done.The Supervision would include scheduling, assigning and approving work performed. Developing students about common workplace acumen and giving them tangible work experience is an expected outcome. To learn more about the student labor program and requirements on this position see: Labor Program Goals Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Student Life.
Other roles/duties will be assigned as necessary to assist the College in the attainment of the goals set forth and the enhancement of a positive, respectful learning environment for all staff, faculty and students.
Does the person in this position directly supervise other staff/team members? Yes: If yes, how many? ___1-4___
Does the person in this position directly supervise students? Yes: If yes, how many? 1-6
About Berea College
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016 and 2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.